Binocular Advantages

Binoculars Image Quality

Canon Advantage - Binocular Performance
Optical Technology The Canon Quality Difference  
Shaking occurs naturally when you hold binoculars for an extended period of time. Wind, muscle fatigue and even excitement can contribute to "binocular shake." The more powerful the binoculars, the more pronounced the shake appears. It's tiring on your eyes, it's distracting, and it makes getting a good, sharp focus simply impossible. To solve this common problem, many Canon binoculars are equipped with Image Stabilizer (IS) technologies. Originally developed for Canon's high performance camcorders, these IS technologies have been brilliantly adapted specifically for Canon's binocular line.
It isn't always convenient to use a tripod - especially if you or your subject is moving. With Canon's IS binocular models, there's no need for additional equipment. For binoculars with magnification powers of 10x, 12x, 15x and 18x, Canon offers an Image Stabilizer system utilizing a Vari-Angle Prism (VAP). This system has two sensors - one vertical and another horizontal - that detect motion as well as a microprocessor that adjusts the Vari-Angle Prism on each side, in a bellows-type fashion, according to the amount of binocular shake detected. This provides instant adjustment of the refraction angle to compensate for motion. So what you see through the lenses is absolutely steady - even when you're not.
18x50 IS AW 15x50 IS AW 10x42 L IS WP 12x36 IS II 12x36 IS III
10x30 IS 10x30 IS II 8x25 IS
The bright red line engraved on the lens barrel is the signature of the Canon L lens. L-series lenses are on a level above the rest, possessing groundbreaking image performance, outstanding operability and resistance to weather and aging. Canon's L lenses are well known by professional photographers around the world for their innovative optical design, exceptional quality and brilliant clarity. Canon has equipped its top-of-the-line model, the 10x42 L IS WP, with extraordinary L-series technology. Manufactured to provide superior image quality throughout the entire viewing area, two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements on each side give you a bolder, brighter view than can be achieved with conventional optics found in ordinary binoculars. With them, you'll see more of your subject, more clearly.
10x42L IS WP
Each Canon binocular has been engineered to deliver performance that will impress. The state-of-the-art optical technology from Canon's world-renowned EF-series lenses have been carefully adapted especially for use in several Canon binocular models, offering unparalleled resolution. Also Super Spectra Multi Coating increases image contrast and reduces lens flare and ghosting in many Canon binoculars. In addition, Canon uses Aspherical elements in several of its designs to assure sharper focus while dramatically cutting distortion. Technologies like these enable Canon binoculars to set an extraordinarily high performance standard.
At higher magnifications, chromatic aberrations (varying color or secondary bands of color at the edges of objects) tend to occur more frequently. Canon binoculars correct for this problem by using UD lenses from Canon's EF lens series (highest magnification models) or Super Spectra Multi Coating.
High-quality Canon binoculars show excellent sharpness not only at the center of images, but at the edges as well, for a clear, consistent view from center to edge. Most Canon binoculars employ Field Flatteners and Aspherical lenses to achieve this superior flat-field performance.
Images seen through Canon binoculars are crisp and razor-sharp. A multi-coated Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) lens element in each objective section delivers outstanding contrast, sharpness, and color clarity to every image.
Parallel lines seen through binoculars should appear as sharp and straight as they do to the naked eye. Canon’s outstanding optics, including Aspherical lens elements, correct for linear distortion.